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Radio Disney Group, LLC is a soon to be defunct [1 ] Delaware limited liability company that owns and operates 14 radio stations in 12 states. Radio Disney Group is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group [2 ] and the headquarters are located in [3 ] New York City, New York.
History [ edit ]
The company was founded in July 30, 2003
by the [1 ] ABC Radio Networks, a former subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
In the sale of the
ABC Radio Networks to Citadel Broadcasting (in 2007), the Radio Disney Network and their owned-and-operated radio stations are not included (among which, Radio Disney Group owned the majority of the [4 ] owned-and-operated affiliates).
In 2010, Radio Disney Group was started to sell their stations located outside of the 25 largest radio markets. The majority of the stations have gone silent, while others changed their format or maintained their regular format. On August 17, 2014, It was announced that Radio Disney will be selling off all of their stations (the majority owned by Radio Disney Group) except
KDIS (owned on or before September 26, 2014) to focus on the digital XM radio and livestream radio (such as on TuneIn). [5 ] [6 ] While the stations were, originally, to sign off on September 26, the stations will remain on the air and continue carrying Radio Disney programming until they are sold. [7 ] [8 ]
Stations [ edit ]
Current owned and operated stations [ edit ]
City of license
KMIK 1 1580
Phoenix metropolitan area
KDDZ 1 1690
Denver metropolitan area Radio Disney
WMYM 1 990
Miami metropolitan area Radio Disney
WDYZ 1 990
Greater Orlando Radio Disney
Pending sale to Pennsylvania Media Associates, Inc. (subsidiary of
Salem Communications) Filed on 12/15/2014. [9 ] [10 ]
WWMI 1 1380
St. Petersburg, Florida
Tampa Bay Area Radio Disney
WSDZ 1 1260
Greater St. Louis Radio Disney
WRDZ-FM 1 98.3
Indianapolis metropolitan area Radio Disney
WMKI 1 1260
Greater Boston Radio Disney
WWJZ 1 640
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Delaware Valley Radio Disney
WGFY 1 1480
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte metropolitan area Radio Disney
WWMK 1 1260
Greater Cleveland Radio Disney
Sold on 12/24/2014 to St. Peter The Rock Media.
KDZR 1 1640
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Portland metropolitan area Radio Disney
KMIC 1 1590
Greater Houston Silent
KWDZ 1 910
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City metropolitan area Radio Disney
For sale since 2013.
Former owned and operated stations [ edit ]
Callsign [13 ] Frequency
City of license
WQUA 1 102.1
Mobile metropolitan area Sold in 2005;
[14 ] non-commercial station owned by the Family Worship Center Church, Inc.
KDIS-FM 1 99.5
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas Sold in 2013;
[15 ] station owned by the [16 ] Salem Communications.
Sacramento metropolitan area In 2007, the station was transferred to Radio Disney Sacramento, LLC, another subsidiary of
The Walt Disney Company related to Radio Disney.
WDZK 1 1550
Greater Hartford Sold in 2010; station owned by Blount Communications.
WBWL 1 600
Jacksonville metropolitan area Sold in 2010;
station owned by the Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation. [17 ]
WMNE 1 1600
Riviera Beach, Florida
Miami metropolitan area Sold in 2010; station owned by Travis Media.
KQAM 1 1480
Wichita metropolitan area Sold in 2009;
station owned by Steckline Communications. [18 ]
WDRD 1 2 680
Louisville metropolitan area Sold in 2010;
station owned by UB Louisville, LLC. [19 ]
WBYU 1 1450
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans metropolitan area Station was shut down in October 3, 2012.
KPHN 1 1190
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City metropolitan area Sold in 2014,
station owned by the Catholic Radio Network. [21 ]
KALY 1 1240
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque metropolitan area Sold in 2010;
station currently owned by KD Radio, Inc. [22 ]
WDDY 1 1460
Albany, New York
Capital District Sold in 2013;
station owned by Pax et Bonum, Inc. [16 ]
WFDF 1 910
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Metro Detroit, Flint and The Thumb Sold in 2014;
station owned by The Word Network. [23 ] [24 ]
WFRO 2 900
Sandusky County, Ohio Station was shut down in June 23, 2004.
KMUS 1 1380
Tulsa metropolitan area Sold in 2011;
[26 ] spanish-language station owned by Radio Las Americas, LLC.
KKSL 3 1290
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Portland metropolitan area The license was cancelled on February 23, 2006.
Under the Disney ownership, the station was operated by [27 ] Crawford Broadcasting under Local marketing agreement. [28 ] [29 ]
WDDZ 1 550
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Providence metropolitan area Sold in 2010;
station currently owned by [30 ] Starboard Broadcasting.
WWCS 1 540
Pittsburgh metropolitan area Station owned by
Birach Broadcasting Corporation but operated by Radio Disney Group under Time brokerage agreement; the agreement expired on December 31, 2010 and Disney flipped the [31 ] Radio Disney affiliation to WEAE. [32 ] [33 ]
KRDY 1 1160
San Antonio, Texas
Greater San Antonio Sold in 2013;
station owned by [16 ] Salem Communications.
WHKT 1 1650
Hampton Roads Sold in 2010; station owned by the Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation.
WRJR 3 1010
Hampton Roads Sold in 2010; station owned by the Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation. Under the Disney ownership, Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting operated the station under
Local marketing agreement. [34 ]
WDZY 1 1290
Colonial Heights, Virginia
Greater Richmond Region Sold in 2013;
station owned by the Richmond Christian Radio Corporation. [35 ]
WKSH 1 1640
Milwaukee metropolitan area Sold in 2014;
station owned by [36 ] Starboard Broadcasting.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "RADIO DISNEY GROUP, LLC Entity Information". Corporation and Business Entity Database. New York Department of State's Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code . Retrieved . 26 January 2014
^ CHANGES IN INTERESTS - KIID application to assign broadcast station
^ "United States District Court - Cental District of California - West Division - Plaint".
^ ABC RADIO TO MERGE WITH CITADEL BROADCASTING - Disney Corporate
^ Lafayette, Jon (August 13, 2014). "Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital" . Retrieved . August 13, 2014
^ Venta, Lance (August 13, 2014). "Radio Disney To Sell All But One Station". Radio Insight . Retrieved . August 13, 2014
^ "Radio Disney to Sell the Majority of Its Stations". Billboard . Retrieved . 13 August 2014
^ "NERW Extra: No Signoffs for Disney AMs". Northeast Radio Watch . Retrieved . 27 September 2014 (subscription required)
^ Parties to the Application - FCC
^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 15, 2014 . Retrieved . December 15, 2014
^ Graser, Marc (June 4, 2013). "Radio Disney Stations Up for Sale (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved . June 4, 2013
^ "Application for Consent to Assign Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License or to Transfer Control of Entity Holding Broadcast Station or License" (ABC, Inc. to Radio Disney Group, LLC) - FCC and the Assignment and Assumption Agreement 2003
^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License" (WQUA) - FCC
^ Faith Talk Launches In Little Rock - Radio Insight
^ a b c Radio Disney Sells Three - Radio Insight
^ Radio Disney & ESPN AM Cutbacks - Radio Insight
^ Steckline buys Disney Radio station - Wichita Business Journal
^ Radio Disney Sells WDRD-A/Louisville - All Acces Music Group
^ FCC status page for WBYU
^ Disney Sells KPHN Kansas City - Radio Insight
^ ESPN Back On In Louisville - All Acces Music Group
^ Radio Disney Sells WFDF/Detroit To The Word Network - All Access
^ WFDF Detroit Joins The Word Network - Radio Insight
^ FCC status page for WFRO
^ Radio Disney Sells Tulsa AM - All Acces Music Group
^ FCC status page for KKSL
^ ABC buys two Portland radio stations - Portland Business Journal
^ The Big Trip 2006, Part VII: East From Portland
^ Salem Buys Former Radio Disney Station In Providence;Three Station Deals In California - All Acces Music Group
^ WEAE Annual EEO - 2010
^ Pittsburgh ESPN 1250 changing format to Radio Disney - Pittsburgh Business Journal
^ Fybush, Scott (January 3, 2011). "New Year Dawns with Format Changes". NorthEast Radio Watch . Retrieved . August 11, 2014
^ Hampton Roads - VARTV.com
^ Wilkins Acquires Two From Disney - Radio Insight
^ Starboard Media Foundation Acquires WKSH - Radio Insight
External links [ edit ]